Friday, December 6, 2013

Opening Reception Tomorrow Saturday, Dec 7 at 2 p.m.

The paintings are installed and tomorrow Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. is the opening of Layers: Stories of Time and Place.

I am looking forward to see you there.

Exhibition view: Layers: Stories of Time and Place by Jacqueline Steudler

From the Press Release:
In the exhibition, Steudler presents a series of artworks that represent her experience of travel, loss, meditation, questions of belonging, and the many layers of life itself. 

Steudler’s large paintings have been created over the last ten month using mixed media approaches and foremost water-soluble oil paints. You might be reminded of a bird’s-eye view, flying over fields of grass and corn. If you are familiar with Steudler’s work you will find her bold colour combinations in her new work again, although somewhat muted due to the use of very thin layers of oil paint. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Solo Show To Open On December 7, 2013

Jacqueline Steudler
'Back In Time' by Jacqueline Steudler
I am glad to invite you to 

Layers: Stories of Time and Place

Opening Reception

Saturday, December 7, 2013

from 2 - 4 p.m.

at McCarthy Hall Gallery

NSCC Truro Campus Library
36 Arthur Street, Truro, NS

Open: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reduced hours between Christmas and New Year.
Exhibition continues to
28 January 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Paintings Sold at AyrSpace Gallery

Two of my paintings have found a new home in Ontario thanks to Jill Yuzwa, owner of Ayrspace Gallery in Ayr, Ontario. 
Please check the gallery out at

I hope that the new owner of the paintings will enjoy them for a long time to come. 

Jacqueline Steudler
'Waxing Moon' by Jacqueline Steudler
Jacqueline Steudler
'Atlantic Moon' by Jacqueline Steudler

Friday, October 18, 2013

Nocturne - Art at Night 2013: Time and Space

Saturday October 19th, from 6pm-Midnight.

At the Art Sales & Rental Gallery, Hollis Street, Halifax

You can find me at the Gallery from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

The main event of the evening will be a live, large-scale, collaborative drawing. The drawing will incorporate the postures, interactions and movement of the viewers in the gallery space as subject matter. The piece will develop throughout the night as several artists consecutively draw their own interpretation of the gallery in a 45 minute time frame. Through a process of reductive and additive gestural mark-making, each artist will be articulating the surrounding space and responding to the visual information provided by the previous artist. Creating a work that is a multivalent, collaborative construction of space.

This work will then be draw via raffle to a community member at the end of the evening to incorporate it into their own space. You may fill out one raffle ticket per person as you visit the gallery the evening of the 19th from 6pm-midnight only. Artists contributing to the piece include: 
Alexis Bulman
Samantha Battaglia
Rose Adams
Carol Morrison
Violet Rosengarten
Jacqueline Steudler
Kay Stanfield
Carmel Smith
Brian and Jimy Sloan
Ron Kuwahara
Carolyn Taylor

Saturday, October 5, 2013

In the Studio

I am busy in my studio.  Preparing for my upcoming solo show in Truro.  Painting in progress.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Post at Brain Pickings blog on Creative Rules

One day I will come up with my own rules, so that I can break them over and over again. (smile) For now I share with you the following post on Brain Pickings blog. Very inspiring. Please read on.

10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn

“Do search. But in order to find other than what it searched for.”

On a recent visit to the Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966 exhibition at San Francisco’s De Young fine arts museum, I was taken with a small, simple sheet of paper handed to visitors, printed on which were the artists’ ten rules for beginning a painting — a sort of manifesto that read more...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Colouratura Art Gallery is host to Debut Atlantic's Concert with Precocious 14-year Old Pianist Anastasia Rizikov

Don’t miss this one!

At age seven, Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made
her orchestral debut performing Polunin's Concertino in A minor with
the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by
Mykola Diadiura. Now 14, Anastasia is showing signs of being  “one to
Watch”.  She is currently performing solo concerts in major US cities
such as Detroit, Chicago, Binghamton, New York, New Jersey, and Washington
and on 

September 21st will perform at Colouratura Fine Art Gallery at 8 pm
Tickets $25.  Call 902-929-2324 to purchase tickets.

Anastasia’s tour will feature two varied programs. These programs
include famous works such as Beethoven’s “Appassionata”, Liszt’s La
Campanella  and Ondine from Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit.

Ms. Rizikov has won first prize in many international competitions
including the Rotary International Piano Competition in Spain, the
 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in the USA which lead
to a Carnegie Hall debut, and the Vladimir Horowitz International
Young Pianists Competition in the Ukraine to name a few. Nationally,
 Anastasia won first place in both the Canadian Music Competition and the Canadian Chopin Competition.

Anastasia studies with award-winning Master of Music Maia Spis, at the
Nadia Music Academy in Toronto. In addition to her passion for the
piano, she loves reading, animals, shopping, and treasures her friendships.

Penny S. Steele, MFA
Colouratura Art Gallery
45943 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook, NS
(902) 929-2324

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last Lunch of The Year - Gallery 215, Selma

September 15 is the Harvest Lunch, Corn Chowder or Chili, biscuit, Pumpkin Pie or Apple Surprise. Mhmmm!

Chef will be serving 30 only so reservations strongly recommended for this one! Sept 1 Lunch was sold out!
Reservations available for 12 noon or 1:00pm. Call now: 902-261-2151

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brights in Series: VANS in the Hub

Violet Rosengarten

Jacqueline Steudler

Kate Stinson

September 4 – October 31, 2013

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents Brights in Series, the 6th edition of
VANS in the HUB featuring a broad range of artworks by Nova Scotian
visual artists: Ellen Moershel, Violet Rosengarten, Jacqueline
Steudler, and Kate Stinson.

Works displayed range from photo collage to large scale paintings,
several of which are part of a larger series and employ bright colours
as their key component. This waning summer exhibition is on view from
September 4 until October 31, 2013 at The Hub – a dynamic, ever
changing work environment in the heart of the city.

VANS in the Hub is a biannual juried exhibition of member’s work at The Hub Halifax.
The Hub is a work-inspired office space located at 1673 Barrington
Street on the second floor in Halifax, NS. The Hub is open Monday
through Friday, 8:30am to 6pm. For more information regarding the Hub,
please visit

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is a provincial non-profit arts organization
which works towards the advancement of visual artists and the visual
arts in Nova Scotia.
For further information about this exhibition or VANS, please visit

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Hub in Halifax

Connection #3 by Jacqueline Steudler
Delivered three paintings this week for the VANS group show at the Hub in Halifax.
More information is coming soon.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Lunch at Gallery 215 in Selma: September 1st and 15th

Enjoy two Sundays with good food and wonderful art. Art work on the invitation is by Judy Arsenault.
Just delivered five new paintings this week. (smile)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 14, Sunday Concert at Colouratura Gallery in Cape Breton

You might be in Cape Breton this weekend and have a chance to hear this wonderful concert. Colouratura Gallery is in Indian Brook at 45943 Cabot Trail. Tickets can be bought by calling 902-929-2324

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 14, Sunday Lunch at Gallery 215

Summer is a great time to be on the road, especially if it brings you close to the beach. (smile)
You might want to consider a Summer Lunch at Gallery 215 surrounded by wonderful art work. After enjoying great food a drive to Noel Beach for a walk on the Ocean floor might just be the best summer experience.
Painting by Marilyn Whalen

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gallery 215 - Two more sold

It is always wonderful when a painting finds a new home. It happend again yesterday. These two paintings have gone to a new good home. Thank you Susan Sweet at Gallery 215, Selma for all the work you do. 
Atlantic Lines #1 by Jacqueline Steudler, mixed media, sold

Atlantic Lines #2 by Jacqueline Steudler, mixed media, sold

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sold at Gallery 215

Summer Blue by Jacqueline Steudler, sold
Gallery 215 in Selma isn't open yet but Susan Sweet has already sold one of my paintings. Opening reception is 
Sunday, June 2 from 1-4 p.m. 
See you there!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Invitation to Gallery 215, Selma

Please join some of the artists for the Opening Reception at Gallery 215 in Selma, Nova Scotia.

I'm looking forward seeing you on Sunday, June 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Painting Lines

work in progress by Jacqueline Steudler, oil on canvas 24"x36"
Working with oil always takes a bit longer due to the fact that I have to wait until it is dry. I'm working in layers and the fields that you see right now in those pastel tones might get darker over time.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I just listened to the following Ted talk and was deeply touched by the conclusion of it.
Being vulnerable is scarry but on the other hand it is the reason for being able to feel love, joy and be creative. 
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Old becomes New!

Sometimes a painting just doesn't work. Colours don't match, shapes are too bold or too small and over painting seems not an option. After lots of time has passed it just doesn't seem right to hold on to it any longer. A good-bye is in order. 

The canvas is taken off the wooden frame and discarded. The wooden frame gets a new layer of canvas (I use unbleached cotton) that is stretched and stapled tight on the back. 

Gesso is the next step to prepare for a new creative adventure. Old becomes New!